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South Philly’s ‘Secret’ Parks, Gardens & Green Spaces

Julian Abele Park, 22nd and Carpenter Streets. Photo by Friends of Julian Abele Park.

 

Now that Spring is finally here you might be looking for a quiet green space where you can enjoy the sunshine.  Curbed Philly posted a great list of 25 ‘secret’ parks and green spaces in the city.  South Philly was represented by eight sites from six neighborhoods:

We can think of a few ‘extra-secret’ South Philly spots missing from the list:

  • Ridgway Park tucked behind CAPA at 13th & Carpenter in Hawthorne, with its wonderful shade trees, a playground and a pool.
  • Mollbore Terrace – actually two separate green spaces located between Oregon Avenue and Johnston Street, 10th and 13th Streets.
  • Weinberg Park – a tiny green triangle on the border of Lower Moyamensing and Whitman.
  • Moyamensing Avenue medians – this linear green space divides Moyamensing Ave. from 15th to 20th.

Can you think of others?  Let us know in the comments below, and check out Curbed Philly’s piece here.

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  Pennsport 

First Pics: French-style bakery called Creme Brûlée opened this week at 4th and Moore

The former Pancho Villa location at 4th and Moore has been replaced with something a little more sweet.

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Earlier this week a new bakery called Creme Brûlée opened in the storefront, serving a variety of fresh, French pastries to the Dickinson Square West area.

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Spotted: Dickinson Square West pothole filled with traffic cone still in it

Traffic cones are used for plenty of things in South Philly, as the PPD’s “no savesies” efforts during the winter months have shown. But have you ever seen a pothole being filled with a traffic cone still inside of it?

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Photo from Fox29.

That’s what happened in Dickinson Square West, just across from Dr. Brian Kron’s Eye Center at 1414 S. 5th St.

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  Pennsport 

Dickinson Square ‘not the best viable option for a dog run’ according to Parks and Rec

The dog run under I-95 may be taking steps in the right direction, but the other proposed Pennsport dog space may have reached the end of its course.

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We’ve been following the plans for this dog-specific space for Dickinson Square from the survey that was initially released, to a public meeting that brought out the vocal non-supporters in May. Park and Recreation has now decided that Dickinson Square Park is “not the best viable option for a dog run.”

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Vare-Washington to see $100,000 in improvements for United Way Day of Service in September

Southwark Elementary isn’t the only area school seeing some big improvements.

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Vare-Washington, located at 1198 S. 5th St., has been chosen as a location for the United Way Day of Service in September. With the honor of hosting this service day comes the receipt of funding for $100,000 for improvements to the school and over 300 volunteers for the event in September.

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